Twenty Years Ago Today, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-27


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of Oct 27, 1903 Racing at. Aqueduct, Latonia, Worth and St. Louis. A new string of horses, which will carry their colors for the first time in 1904, has just arrived at Memphis. They belong to C. C. Christie, the Kansas City broker, who has hankered for running horses since his friend and partner, E. E. Smathers, achieved success with McChesney. The twelve days of racing recently at Brighton Beach resulted in the distribution of 13,217 among the winning owners, a daily average of ,435. E. It. Thomas was far and away the biggest winner with 8,783. This was three times larger than the second biggest winner, which was Captain S. S. Brown, who had ,967 to his credit. Naturally Her-mis was the big winner among the horses, his total reaching ,830. Jockey Redfern was in good form at Brighton Beach and led the winning jockeys by a slight margin over Fuller, their percentages being .25 and .22 respectively. D. W. Twyman, who recently purchased Mary McCafferty at Worth from S. C. Hildreth and then lost her to J. J. McCafferty in a selling race, had to taste a little more of the bitter that is found in racing. Shortly after McCafferty took the filly from him Twyman purchased Ocean Dream. Today Twyman is reported to have backed his new purchase for several thousand dollars and had to see Mary McCafferty beat her out by a short head. This was the third race at Worth, for a purse of 00, at three-quarters of a mile. Never Fret was third. The handicap for all ages, at one mile and an eighth, fell to that good performer Our Bessie, which had an up-and-down race with Bondage, both taking the lead away from the "other several times during the running, with Our Bessie finally getting to the front in the stretch and in a hard drive outlasting Bondage by a neck. The pair finished six lengths before Cursus, which took the small end of the purse.

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